Project Manager - Signalling & Communication Systems

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Date: 29-Nov-2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:336102 

Imagine playing a central role in reducing the carbon footprint of Canada’s busiest public transit system and doing so with a consistently ranked Top Employer with a global reach. As part of the ONxpress consortium, Alstom is proudly working to transform the collective mobility of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas (GTHA) through the On-Corridor Works project, and we are hiring for hundreds of roles. The GO Expansion scope : new electric locomotives, fleet upgrades, train control systems, network electrification, signalling, telecommunications and digital systems, maintenance, and much more.


Purpose of the Job

Manage the Quality Costs Delivery Performance (QCDP) commitment for the project.

Deliver proposal with a defined scope, accurate QCDP commitments, in a timely manner and within the defined budget.



  • Ensure compliance with applicable Alstom rules & instructions
    • PMT-PRO-001, Code of Ethics & Compliance, EHS, Railway Safety, Quality, Project Management Manual, etc.
  • Work in close relationship with the Services tender organisation including technical bid managers, and costing managers
    • Build in liaison with the planner the schedule to prepare the offer
    • Prepare & Issue the Instructions for Quotation (IFQ)
    • Support Project Director in defining bid commercial strategy
    • Support Project Director with Partners
    • Support or act in lieu of Project Director for Customer interaction during tender phase (Q&A collection, administrative documentation etc)
    • Support Project Director to perform the Detailed Requirement Capture
  • Manage the budget according to Tender Costs Authorization Process
  • Manage the project team
  • Define the maintenance strategy
    • Analyze in detail the request from the requirements and define the maintenance strategy taking into account the commercial strategy defined together with the Project Director and Platform
    • Obtain market & target prices
    • Ensure Product Organization is clearly defined and agreed with Platforms and Region
    • Propose the Project Organization and Work Breakdown Structure and have it validated
  • Propose the offered solution
    • Perform the Detailed Requirement Capture and Issue Contract Data Requirements List
    • Agree with the Platform and the Project Director how gaps are addressed
    • Ensure offered solution compliance versus Customer requirements and internal product strategy; Identify deviations
  • Manage QCD optimization in liaising with Costing Manager and obtain clear commitments from different actors
    • Identify, analyze and evaluate QCD gaps & manage the QCD review
    • Define interfaces and allocate between actors the cost targets, contractual obligations
    • Check, challenge and properly consolidate documented commitments
  • Prepare risks & opportunities reviews
    • Organize risks reviews and ensure the elaboration of mitigation plan
    • Prepare and maintain updated risk & savings registers,
  • Prepare the documentation necessary to submit to Customer
    • Prepare the technical description of offered solution
    • Prepare the technical clause by clause and/or list of derogations
    • Prepare the project master schedule
    • Prepare the price list and bill of quantities in line with Tender Leader and Finance Tender Manager instructions
    • Prepare administrative documentation upon delegation by Tender Leader
  • Keep records of all documentation produced (Presentations, letters, contract …)
  • Participate to the contract negotiations
  • Attend Customer negotiation meetings
  • Verify feasibility of evolutions requested versus the offered and approved reference
  • Update QCD data and obtain revised QCD commitments from different units, validate QCD commitment for each release of the tender
  • Ensure that all Customer questions have been answered, in line with commercial strategy
  • Review of the final contract documents before contract signature
  • Contribute to Return of Experience (REX)


Performance measurements:

  • (On time delivery (OTD), QCD, Sales, Orders, Gross margin, etc.)
  • Provide documents in time in compliance with the requirements


Educational Requirements

Mandatory: Master’s degree or bachelor degree

Desirable: Master's degree in Telecommunication or Industrial Engineer or similar (Electrical, Electronical o Mechanical Engineering)




  • 7/10 years of experiences on Project/Bid Management background (costing, planning & risk management)
  • Successful experience on several bids within Alstom.


  • Be able to challenge proposals to obtain optimal solutions backed with commitments


Competencies & Skills

  • Basic knowledge of offered products and systems
  • Sufficient knowledge of financial (rules to build consolidated costs, cash curve, hedging, …), contractual (bonds & guarantees, …) and legal (obligations, penalties, …) aspects to be able to interface with internal relevant parties, and assess impacts on costing
  • High capability to manage efficient team working to produce the tender deliverables within a limited time period and under stressful conditions
  • High Communications skills, reporting capabilities
  • Sense of anticipation
  • Negotiation skills; Customer oriented



Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 


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